Summary: For adults with painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures, not treating with percutaneous vertebroplasty may be associated with the same degree of subsequent pain relief, disability and quality of life as treating with vertebroplasty, while not treating with vertebroplasty would avoid the potential rare but serious associated complications of osteomyelitis, cord compression, thecal sac injury and respiratory failure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29618171/

Strength of Recommendation = A

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